The McClurey Family {Family Shoot}

I say it at some point every year.. when the wedding craziness of Summer dies down I love being booked in for a few family shoots in the Autumn. I’ve had a few with the wonderful colours of October over the past few weeks but, for now, here are The McClurey family, who I’ve been meaning to blog for months now.

All I ever want to achieve at family shoots, aside from getting a few ‘mantlepiece’ shots, is just children being themselves. Whether it’s cheeky smiles, playing with their favourite toy, showing me their bedroom, photo-bombing each other, pulling crazy faces or showing some rare sibling appreciation.. seeing little personalities coming through is just the best thing ever. THIS is why I hate studio family photography. In my opinion.. the madness of childhood is a million times better suited to them pottering around their own environment at home, or doing something they love to do.. letting them run riot at the park, the beach, the playground.. I want them to show me what they’re really like and to see smiling faces without me having to ask. This, for me, is what family photography is about. The McClurey Family July 2014-107The McClurey Family July 2014-009The McClurey Family July 2014-001The McClurey Family July 2014-011 The McClurey Family July 2014-017The McClurey Family July 2014-021 The McClurey Family July 2014-037 The McClurey Family July 2014-039 The McClurey Family July 2014-041 The McClurey Family July 2014-047 The McClurey Family July 2014-056 The McClurey Family July 2014-057 The McClurey Family July 2014-067 The McClurey Family July 2014-071 The McClurey Family July 2014-077 The McClurey Family July 2014-085 The McClurey Family July 2014-091 The McClurey Family July 2014-101 The McClurey Family July 2014-103All rights reserved. Copyright Sally T Photography.

Life Recently.. | Personal

A  personal post.. Life has started to fly by again as wedding season kicks in, at this end we’re trying to take time between my husband finishing his Masters and me wed-iting to grab some moments to spend as a family. Here is a little post about how the past few months have been spent..

As the year trundles on my work load is growing, and I’m loving being back into the swing of seeing people marry and being lucky enough to photograph it, and really enjoying being that bit busier and running about a bit more..

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Last month I did my first wedding fair.. (And some of my photos from it were blogged on Love My Dress here..)

wedding-institute-alternative-photographer-18-copyWe took a little family mini-break.. I took a photographers’ trip away on the Welcome Break..

lakes-blackpool-liverpool-129Lots more family shoots coming up this month..

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alternative-portrait-photography-elizabeth-55 We have a new niece or nephew and cousin for Vivienne due next month (So. Excited.).. Heading to Italy for Rosie & Jon’s wedding (and maybe a few days to relax and enjoy a few glasses of wine sitting outside a gorgeous cafe somewhere..?) And, perhaps more importantly, making time to enjoy the sun and relax, play, BBQ, chill out, enjoy date nights and muck around outside while Summer lasts with David and Vivienne..

viv-hulaA few below from my Instagram.. Since getting a new phone I’m a convert.. Also loving the A Beautiful Mess app for doodling over your photos..

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What are your plans for Summer?

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Vivienne

Initially.. this may seem like a cop-out. This is my little girl, Vivi.. and working trying to get some nice shots of her is so much harder than when I run off to a local park to do a family/children/baby portraiture shoot with some lovely people that have booked me to get some nice snaps. Yes, I point my camera at her very regularly.. no, she doesn’t stay still.. and no, she never does what I ask her to when I try and take her picture.. I’ve wanted to get some close ups of V for a while.. suddenly she’s a little girl and I have no idea where my baby went..

Here are a few from 5 minutes in some gorgeous light outside our front door yesterday afternoon. (Taken in-between her doing her owl impression from ‘The Gruffalo’ and her personal interpretation of ‘Gangnam Style’)

Sally x

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